Horrified, There are 168 Chemicals Sticking Female Body

Horrified, There are 168 Chemicals Sticking Female Body

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You may never realize it. But over the years, women in particular, often using chemicals from cosmetics to toiletries.

You can imagine there are a lot of chemicals we use, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash, scrubs, deodorant, body lotion, lipstick, lip gloss, eye liner, eye shadow, blusher, powder, foundation, concealer, sunscreen, nail polish , shaving cream, hair gel and serum that we can not escape until today.

An American study found that women use an average of 12 chemicals per day and men tend to use six chemical products per day. According to the researchers estimate, there are at least 168 chemicals that stick to the skin of women and 84 men chemicals on a daily basis.

It shows a concern dermatologist, Kiran Lohia. He estimates, chemicals that attach to the body is not completely secure. Because every eight of the 82,000 ingredients of personal care products contain harmful chemicals.

"There are carcinogens, which cause cancer. Neurotoxins, which affect brain development. The toxins that affect the reproductive system, endocrine disruptor, affecting hormones as well as plasticizers, which are used to soften the concrete and make plastics flexible PVC," he said, as quoted by Indiatimes, Saturday ( 05.07.2016).

A non-profit institutions engaged in the field of environment, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) give a warning about the harmful ingredients contained in makeup and personal care products.

The group conducted research in 2000, they tested nail polish from 27 different companies and found that some ddiantara material nail polish contained phthalate dibutyl (DBP can cause reproductive disorders lifetime in male mice and has been shown to damage the testes, prostate gland, epididymus, penis and the seminal vesicles in animals. this chemical is also claimed to be able to trigger birth defects in children.

Here EWG warns of hazardous chemicals such as

1. Phthalates

Scientific studies found that exposure to phthalates can cause reproductive abnormalities in male infants, reduces testosterone and sperm quality in men and early puberty in girls. Ironically, these are often listed chemicals in personal care products such as perfume.

2. Formaldehyde

Some chemicals cosmetics designed to react with the water in the bottle to produce a preservative to keep the product from the growth of fungi and bacteria. But formaldehyde is carcinogenic strong allergen-causing cancer. Where did you find it? Shampoo, conditioner, soap and personal care products-even more aimed at children.

3. Paraben

Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetic products. A study conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health found that one type of parabens can cause fertility problems in women. Read the packaging carefully and if there is content such as propyl paraben derivatives paraben, ethylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben.

4. Triclosan and triclocarban

Triclosan is a chemical that kills bacteria often found in liquid soap, bath soap, laundry soap and other household goods. Unfortunately, these chemicals have been shown to interfere with thyroid and sex hormones signal the male and female. While triclocarban, the active ingredient found in antibacterial soaps tekait with reproductive abnormalities in animals when laboratory tests.

5. Retinyl palmitate and retinoic acid

Retinoic acid is often used in anti-aging skin creams. However, American scientists found that these chemicals accelerate the development of cancerous lesions on the skin is exposed to sunlight.

6. Formaldehyde or formaldehyde

Some hair straighteners for smoothing and so on, usually have a 10 percent pure formaldehyde. Scientific advisory board has warned cosmetic formaldehyde-based hair straighteners have since thought to trigger cancer.


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